Staff iOS Security Intelligence Researcher (Device Security)

  • Locations
    • United States
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 13, 2021
  • Function
  • IT
  • Sector
  • Security

Lookout is an integrated endpoint-to-cloud security company. Our mission is to secure and empower our digital future in a privacy-focused world where mobility and cloud are essential to all we do for work and play. We enable consumers and employees to protect their data, and to securely stay connected without violating their privacy and trust. Lookout is trusted by millions of consumers, the largest enterprises and government agencies, and partners such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Microsoft, Google, and Apple. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout has offices in Amsterdam, Boston, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, D.C.

With a massive mobile security dataset and over 100 granted patents, Lookout’s security platform, the Lookout Security Cloud, supports a wide range of Lookout products and services and forms the backbone of Lookout’s value and competitive advantages in the mobile security market.

We are looking for a senior iOS researcher to join our Device Security Intelligence team, a group of world-class mobile researchers who investigate device compromises and other mobile platform-based threats. As a member of this team you will hunt and neutralize threats to mobile devices, research system vulnerabilities, work with exploit code, and contribute to the extensive arsenal of detection tools and technologies we use to protect our customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Reverse engineer system code, exploits, and applications to determine how they work. Apply the results to improve the way Lookout detects threats and gathers telemetry.
  • Create new detection schemes for current and future attacks on user privacy and device security, using telemetry data from our Mobile Threat Network.
  • Hunt down and classify new threats and vulnerabilities before they affect our users.
  • Contribute to research tooling for threat hunting, automation, and detection.

Required qualifications & skills:

  • Experience in reverse engineering of software including system / kernel code.
  • Able to read and interpret C, Objective C, Swift, and assembly language.
  • IOS or macOS reverse engineering experience.
  • Experience using some of the following tools: IDA Pro, Hopper, gdb, Frida.
  • Ability to create research tools / scripts in Python, Java or Ruby.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with security and developer communities.